|How to explain God…|
How to Explain God was written by Danny Dutton, age8, from Chula Vista, California, for his third grade homework assignment”Explain God”. “One of God’s main jobs is making people. He makes them to replace the ones that die so there will be enough people to take care of things on earth. He doesn’t make grown-ups, just babies. I think because they are smaller ‘n easier to make. That way He doesn’t have to take up His valuable time teaching them to talk ‘n walk. He can just leave that to mothers ‘n fathers.
“God’s second most important job is listening to prayers. An awful lot of this goes on, since some people, like preachers ‘n things, pray at times besides bedtime. God doesn’t have time to listen to the radio or TV because of this. Because He hears everything, there must be a terrible lot of noise in His ears, unless He has thought of a way to turn it off. “God sees everything ‘n hears everything ‘n is everywhere which keeps Him pretty busy. So you shouldn’t go wasting His time by going over your mom ‘n dad’s head asking for something they said you couldn’t have.” Atheists are people who don’t believe in God. I don’t think there are any in Chula Vista. At least there aren’t any who come to our church.”
Jesus is God’s Son. He used to do all the hard work like walking on water ‘n performing miracles ‘n trying to teach the people who didn’t want to learn about God. They finally got tired of Him preaching to them ‘n they crucified Him.
But He was good ‘n kind, like His Father ‘n He told His Father that they didn’t know what they were doing ‘n to forgive them ‘n God said O.K.
“His Dad (God) appreciated everything that He had done ‘n all His hard work on earth so He told Him He didn’t have to go out on the road anymore. He could stay in heaven. So He did.
And now He helps His Dad out by listening to prayers ‘n seeing things which are important for God to take care of ‘n which ones He can take care of Himself without having to bother God. Like a secretary, only more important.
“You can pray anytime you want ‘n they are sure to help you because they got it worked out so one of them is on duty all the time.
“You should always go to Church on Sunday because it makes God happy, ‘n if there’s anybody you want to make happy, it’s God.
Don’t skip church to do something you think will be more fun like going to the beach. This is wrong. ‘n besides the sun doesn’t come out at the beach until noon anyway.
“If you don’t believe in God, besides being an atheist, you will be very lonely, because your parents can’t go everywhere with you, like to camp, but God can. It is good to know He’s around you when you’re scared in the dark or when you can’t swim ‘n you get thrown into real deep water by big kids.”
But you shouldn’t just always think of what God can do for you. I figure God put me here ‘n He can take me back anytime He pleases.’n that’s why I believe in God.